Jazz Fest Taps Kid Rock, John Legend, Bon Jovi for 2011

Arts and CultureBon Jovi (music group)Kid RockJohn LegendFair Grounds CorporationMystikalDr. John (music artist)

John Legend & The Roots, Willie Nelson, KidRock, Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Arcade Fire, Wilco andCyndi Lauper are among the headliners for the 2011 New Orleans Jazzand Heritage Festival.

Those performers will join hundreds of Louisiana artists,including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Neville Brothers,Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Pete Fountain, Kermit Ruffins & the BarbecueSwingers and Mystikal.

Festival producer Quint Davis says this year's lineup deliversan unprecedented balance of the traditional and the contemporary.

The seven-day festival runs April 29-May 1 and May 5-8 at theFair Grounds Race Course.

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